School Board Begins Adapting Rules
Work is underway in the Twin Falls School District to come into compliance with the new state education overhaul. The Times News reports the School District Board of Trustees approved a resolution on Monday to eliminate district policies that are out of order with new state laws. One of those is the elimination of tenure for new teachers. In place of a system that based some decisions — including who is fired when enrollment drops — on teacher seniority, the education reform package will put all new public school teachers in the state on contracts that expire every two years. Work is not complete yet but trustees are moving quickly. The board also approved rezoning board trustee districts for the upcoming May 17 elections. The district has been working with Boise-based consulting firm to balance out the five trustee zones based on population. Each zone now includes approximately 10,000 people.